Rejoice in your resurrection! 

In the Gospel of Mark Jesus predicts His death and resurrection three times. I could never quite understand why the apostles and those with Jesus were so upset after He died. I mean, He did tell them this would happen. Many of them though just seemed to have lost all hope.
What I realized is that this is exactly what we do today. We mourn so terribly over our death in Christ (i.e that which we must die to) that we forget that there is also a resurrection. God does not ask us to give something over that He is not willing to replace one hundred fold. This reaction is like people who are moving from a shack to a palace and all the while dragging their bags sobbing like they lost everything they had.

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